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COE535 Optical Networks (Last Offered: Fall 2011)

[3–0, 3 cr.]

This course covers the fundamentals of optical networking. In particular, it touches on the following topics: the building blocks of optical wavelength division multiplexed networks, wavelength division multiplexing (WDM) and its enabling technologies, WDM-based access and metro optical network architectures, wavelength-routed optical wavelength division multiplexed networks used for wide area coverage, optical burst switched networks, and optical packet switched networks.

Prerequisite: COE 312 Data Structures.

Note: This course has been unavailable since 2016–2017.